For now, tag them like we do questions about the other MtG D&D settings: theros and ravnica.
Ravnica and Theros questions seem to be tagged appropriately, maybe those tags are underutilized, maybe they aren’t. There are plenty of questions about content from those setting books without the setting tags, but it seems those questions don’t actually have much to do about the setting itself. This seems like okay practice to me.
So tagging questions where the setting is in view with strixhaven should be just fine, and is consistent with how we have handled the other MtG settings. We can reevaluate our tagging when additional content is released in the future.
I do want to go ahead and do the work to document in detail the current tagging practice for theros and ravnica, since I said “do it like we already do”, and because I imagine we will see similar patterns emerge with Strixhaven.
We currently have five questions tagged theros:
- One is about comparing the Theros Satyr playable race to a Satyr race from a 3rd party setting.
- One is about aligning a warlock patron with the Theros Deities.
- Three are about the Piety system introduce in Mythic Odysseys of Theros.
This third bullet has a practical parallel in the ravnica questions, more on that in a minute. We have eleven questions mentioning Theros that don't have the tag. Notably, five of them are about races included in Mythic Odysseys, and three of them concern magic items published in Mythic Odysseys. The lack of the theros tag here is appropriate: these questions deal with content from the book, but don't concern the setting in any meaningful way.
We currently have seven question tagged ravnica:
- Two are setting questions
- One concerns the function of a couple of setting specific creatures. (This one would probably be fine without the ravnica tag)
- Four concern the Guild system introduced in Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica.
This third bullet is the practical parallel to the Piety system of Mythic Odysseys. Both of these books introduced significant mechanical structures for engaging with a character's backstory. Strixhaven seems positioned to include a similar system with its modeling of the collegiate experience1:
Through the book’s multiyear campaign, players begin as first-year students who study, socialize, and adventure their way to graduation.
-From the product page of Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos
Just as Theros and Ravnica questions about the setting specific mechanics (Piety and Guilds) are tagged with the setting tags, we will likely see similar practice develop naturally as questions are posted.
Moving on, we have 41 questions mentioning Ravnica without the tag, and skimming over them, they all appear to not actually be about the setting or the Guild system, but concern or mention content from the book that isn't really about the setting itself.
Overall, our tagging habits for theros and ravnica seem consistent with one another even though we never talked about it, and so I imagine similar habits will arise naturally as we engage with the new Strixhaven content.
1 It did.